Düsseldorf, Germany (January 21, 2019) – Nautor’s Swan, BMW and Torqeedo are combining forces to deliver a new high-performance and fossil fuel-free sailing experience. Torqeedo has developed an inboard version of its proven Cruise 10.0 electric drive system as auxiliary propulsion for the new ClubSwan 36 one-design racer by Nautor’s Swan.
RNLI Seahouses is still being called out to rescue people who have failed to check the tide times and become trapped on the Holy Island causeway even though warning signs have been added to stop this type of incident. In addition to the risk to occupants’ life and to the responding RNLI Lifeboat crew, the trapped vehicle is very likely to become a ‘write off’ as a result of salt water immersion. It should also be remembered that when a lifeboat is attending an avoidable emergency it is not available for other calls and this can increase danger to these emergencies SARN Ed.
At 13:27hr on Sunday 20 January 2019, just as Seahouses Lifeboat Crew had returned to their homes after the bi-weekly training exercise launch that morning, they were requested to assemble and stand by, by the coastguard. Some occupants from a car which had been trapped by the tide on Holy Island Causeway, had made it to the mainland side, after abandoning their vehicle. High tide at Seahouses was 13:54hr that day. It was believed they may be wet and cold, and may be in need of medical care. A Coastguard unit was not available at that time.
The crew were paged and assembled at the boathouse. The Inshore Lifeboat was made ready to be taken by road if necessary, and at 13:46hr, the Coastguard reported one of their units was now on scene, and no further RNLI assistance was required at this time. The crew were then stood down.
Image caption: The new Wärtsilä designed ‘Resolute’ will represent the state-of-the-art in fishing vessel efficiency.
Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 21 January 2019 at 11 am EET
The technology group Wärtsilä will provide the ship design, as well as the main engine and other propulsion equipment, for a new state-of-the-art fishing vessel. The ship will be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain for Castlehill, the Fraserburgh, Scotland based owners. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in November 2018.
Volunteer RNLI Tour Guide Des White at the Exmouth Lifeboat Station.
Photographs credited John Thorogood / Exmouth RNLI please.
Veteran long distance runner and Exmouth RNLI volunteer, Des White will be running this year’s London Marathon in aid of the local charity.
Multi-agency task force set to review small craft fishing gear entanglements
Following previous work by the RYA coupled with the campaign and petition pursued by the Cruising Association, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has convened the first meeting of the Lobster Pots and Small Craft Safety Working Group.